Agenda

CIS bankers is the leader in banking conferences in the region and best known for its relevance in speakers and topics. We do not publish a final agenda until two weeks for the conference to enable us to include topics relevant at the time of the conference and to allow bankers and partners to assist us in shaping the agenda. This section will be updated on a regular basis.

Day 1: Thursday 19 October


08:30 – 09:30  Registration and Coffee

09:30 – 11:30  Session 1: Ukrainian Banking Sector Review

NBU’s Banking Sector Reviews, which are published quarterly, suggests that in Q1 2017 positive trends in the banking system that had emerged in previous periods were taking hold as macroeconomic stability was maintained. Demand for banking services kept recovering. For the first time since  the outbreak of the crisis,  domestic currency lending to households picked up. Through a number of presentations, followed by a round table-discussion led by Tamas Hak-Kovacs, we will look at what went well during 2017 for Ukraine’s plagued banking sector.

Presenters:

Presentation
by Sergey Tigipko
Owner
TASCOMBANK


Round Table –Ukrainian Banking Sector Review

Moderator
Tamas Hak-Kovacs
CEO
OTP Bank Ukraine

 

Participants:

Sergey Tigipko
Owner
TASCOMBANK

 


11:30 – 12:00  Coffee Break


12:00 – 14:00  Session 2: Ukrainian Banking Sector Outlook

The outlook for economic growth in Ukraine remains modest due to significant external and internal headwinds, but renewed reform momentum could support higher growth going forward. Significant challenges remain in accelerating reforms in a complex political environment. This certainly impacts the development of the banking sector and we will look at the sector’s challenges and opportunities for 2018 and beyond.

Presenters:

Ukrainian Banking Sector Outlook by Moodys
by Yaroslav Sovgyra
Associate Managing Director
Moody’s

 

Ukrainian Banking Sector 2020 – An Update
by Sergey Budkin
Owner & Managing Partner
FinPoint

 

Presentation
by Sergey Ponomarenko
Director of Open Market Department
National Bank of Ukraine

 

Presentation
by Sevki Acuner
Country Manager, Ukraine
EBRD


Round Table

Moderator
Tamas Hak-Kovacs
CEO
OTP Bank Ukraine

 

Participants:

Steven Fisher
CEO
Citibank

 

Sergey Budkin
Owner & Managing Partner
FinPoint

 


14:00 – 15:00  Lunch Break


15:00 – 17:00  Grand Round Table: Ukrainian Banking Sector Strategy

Opening Speaker & Discussion Leader:

Dmytro Sologub
Deputy Governor
National Bank of Ukraine


Day 2: Friday 20 October


08:30 – 09:30 Welcome and Coffee

09:30 – 11:30  Session 4 – Foreign Best Practices?

Presenters:

How FinTech contributed to TBC Bank’s success
by Giorgi Shagidze
CFO
TBC Bank (Georgia)

 

Open Banking @ Ukraine
Peter Hiekmann
Head of Sales
NDGIT GmbH NEXT DIGITAL BANKING (Germany)

Peter will talk about API, Banking as-a-Service, connect FinTech to legacy banking, marketplace, PSD2 potential:

  • Market: APIs, all over
  • Solution in FinTech HUB & Open Banking
  • Best practice out of Switzerland
  • How to build your digital eco-systems?
  • Get started! (discussion)

Round Table

Moderator: Morten Kriek
Vice President EMEA, Moven
Founder, CIS bankers

 


11:30 – 12:00  Coffee Break


12:00 – 14:00  Session 5: Banks v Fintech: Competitors or Partners

Presenters:

Presentation
Michael Chobanian
Founder of cryptoassets exchange Kuna.io
Co-Founder and Member of the Board, Bitcoin Foundation of Ukraine

Morten Kriek making a Bitcoin POS payment at the Money20/20 in Copenhagen

Presentation
Sebastian Rubaj
Deputy CEO
First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB)


Round Table

Moderator
Robert Kossmann
Deputy CEO
Raiffeisen Bank Aval

 

Participants:

Konstantin Lezhnin
Deputy CEO, Head of Retail Banking
UkrSibbank, BNP Paribas Group

 

Galyna Zhukova
Deputy CEO, Head of Retail Banking
Credit Agricole

 

Volodymyr Mudryi
Deputy CEO, Head of Retail Banking
OTP Bank Ukraine

 

Sebastian Rubaj
Deputy CEO
First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB)

 


14:00 – 15:00  Lunch Break


15:00 – 18:00  Grand Round Table: Ukraine’s FinTech Eco-System

Opening Presentation by:

Brett King
Speaker, Startup Founder, Bestselling Author, Radio Host, TV Commentator
Moven
USA

 

Moderator: Morten Kriek
Vice President EMEA, Moven
Founder, CIS bankers

 

Participants:

Ivan Svitek
CEO
Alfa-Bank
Ukraine


18:00 – 22:00  Networking Cocktail